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Pew Ado: Catholic Leaders Endorse Candidates Despite Growing Flock Objections

Are members of the Catholic hierarchy saying one thing and doing another when it comes to partisan politics?

In a document outlining “political responsibility” that was adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2007, the bishops declared that the church is “involved in the political process but is not partisan” and “cannot champion any candidate.” Read more

General Insanity: Former Army Officer Launches Salvo Against Islam And First Amendment

Longtime readers of “The Wall of Separation” might remember William “Jerry” Boykin, an Army general who in 2003 sparked controversy for giving speeches to fundamentalist Christian audiences during which he asserted, among other things, that Muslims worship idols and that the real enemy of America is not Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein but Satan. Read more

Congress And Religion: Who Prays Where – And Why It Doesn’t Much Matter

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life just released some interesting information about the 112th Congress.

Despite being vastly different politically from the 111th Congress, it’s not all that different religiously, according to Pew’s analysis. Nor are members’ religious affiliations much different than the general public. Read more